Sustainability

Autores: 
Sue Reuther and Scott Masson interviewed by Consultancy South Africa
Categoría: 
Environmental/Social

While the domestic and international business environments have demonstrated their eagerness to explore the new oil & gas reserves discovered off the Southern Coast of South Africa, proper environmental guidelines need to be in place in order to ensure that the Read more... about SRK Consulting environmentalists call for screening of new exploration project

Autores: 
Roger Dixon interviewed by Pretoria News | Business Report
Categoría: 
Environmental/Social

Current divisions and suspicions of stakeholders are no basis on which to forge a future

AT A CORPORATE level, observes the writer, the mainstream mining sector has long championed the cause of sustainability. The industry, however, faces a peculiar Read more... about Sustainability Considerations That matter For Minerals Sector

Autores: 
Ismail Mahomed and Peter Shepherd interviewed by African Mining Brief
Categoría: 
Water Management

For water management on a mine site to be successful, interventions at every level of the water management processes have to be integrated

Mining activities impact on hydrological and Read more... about Intergration integral to sustainability

Autores: 
Darryll Kilian
Categoría: 
Environmental/Social

This presentation outlines the context of the African cement Industry. This covers the following aspects:

  • Environmental and social risks
  • Getting a handle on "sustainability"
  • Compliance environment
  • "Fit for purpose"
  • It's a journey 
Autores: 
Jeff Parshley, Cathryn MacCallum
Categoría: 
Mining, Environmental/Social

Attractive Nuisances and Wicked Solutions: Sustainable Mine Closure Read more... about Attractive Nuisances and Wicked Solutions

Autores: 
Sergei Sabonov
Categoría: 
Geology

The demand for oil shale depends on the oil market; as the reserves of the oil are being depleted, the oil shale becomes more and more important as a source of energy and as alternative source of liquid fuels and chemical raw materials. Oil shale mining processes impact on the environment, Read more... about Sustainability Assessment Methods for Development of Oil Shale Deposits

Autores: 
Cathryn MacCallum and Anita Bron
Categoría: 
Environmental/Social

Sustainability, positive legacy and the importance of social closure are high on the agenda of many mining companies operating around the world today.  Read more... about Livelihood Restoration

Autores: 
Daryl Hockley, SRK Consulting and L.C. Hockley, AJBL Consultants Ltd.
Categoría: 
Environmental/Social

Mine closure, the idea. Where did it begin and how did we develop our current understanding of the associated technical, environmental and social challenges? This paper will present three histories of mine closure, developed using different methods and leading to somewhat different conclusions.

The first history examines societal factors that contributed to the early ideas about mine closure. It uses the normal methods of historical research, specifically review of primary and secondary written sources, and focuses on how both competing resource uses and the development of environmental movements led to early mine closure legislation.

The second history addresses scientific and technical developments related to mine closure. It uses a method known as bibliometric mapping. Over 4,000 technical references related to mine closure were collected and analysed by a series of text-mining, statistical and graphical techniques. The results show the growth in the field as a whole from the 1960s to the present day, and also the shifts in emphasis from reclamation to more holistic closure, from the major element composition of affected waters to various minor and trace elements, and from bio-physical and chemical effects to socio-economic concerns.

The third history reviews the development of mine closure practices over the last twenty years. It draws on concept mapping exercises completed by mine closure experts in 1998 and again in 2006. It shows the transition from isolated specialties to a mature discipline, complete with higher level management processes, continuing growth in technical fields, and new interests in stakeholder and sustainability issues.

Even these three approaches together do not constitute a complete history. But perhaps they will enrich our understanding of how the idea of mine closure has changed and continues to change over time and in different parts of the mining industry. Read more... about Some Histories of Mine Closure, The Idea

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